Glass Packaging Forum

Our purpose is to ensure that glass is recognised as an environmentally acceptable packaging material which is 100% recyclable. We fund projects and research alternative options for recycling glass bottles and packaging. 

A primary function of Glass Packaging Forum is to ensure that as much waste container glass as possible is diverted from landfill. This is done through the provision of infrastructure to improve glass recovery and facilitate glass recycling and through research of alternative uses for waste glass. These activities are supported by a comprehensive Consumer Awareness programme.

Progress has only been made possible through the unique levy system by which members’ contributions relate directly to the volume of glass each sells into the New Zealand market place.

Established in 2006, the Glass Packaging Forum is now part of The Packaging Forum which is dedicated to developing product stewardship across packaging materials and the packaging supply chain. The GPF meets its objectives through the management of its independent Product Stewardship Scheme - more details on our website.

Visit the Glass Forum website to find out more about glass recycling, getting funding for glass recycling research, and uses for recycled glass.